Presenting the 911Toolbox
The 911Toolbox is a
Survival Program Designed for All Ages.
First we look at suggested materials for young people 1-25
The 911Toolbox includes a hands-on learning tool (component) and is presented in 12 age appropriate modulesavailable here 24 hours a day and updated throughout the year on a no-cost basis.
After reading the 12 survival education modules here online, you can download the pdf versions from the n links shown at each of the M1 to M6 toolbox drawers. The original print documents can be optained by submitting an application to the FEMA warehouseor mailing your request to Jessup MD.
EMP Disaster Preparedness
Among predicted national and worldwide disasters the EMP Task Force on National Security .are the upcoming EMP (electromagnetic pulse) disruptions in our electrical grid. which are widely predicted but the timing is unknown. When disasters happen, the total cell, tablet, EBT, Banking systems and computer devices will become inoperable for multiple days with normal operation returning in multiple days to 18 months.
All citizens daily communication and methods of living will be disrupted.
Those with the 911 Moves survival education will weather the events much better than those who do not have this training.
The events will effect all municipal systems which your daily functions are reliant upon. We urge you to take action now by taking 3 personal steps:
1. Follow the 911 Moves Fire Prevention and Life Safety Education module and become prepared.
2. After reviewing the materials, fill out the educational request and the FEMA warehouse will send “paper” educational documents to your home on a “no-cost” basis.
3. Review the documents with your family and share them with your immediate neighbor. Also, we urge you to schedule multiple times to follow the survival instructions, then develop a neighborhood group that is committed to starting a neighborhood survival team.
The choice of becoming educated in survival disciplines is in your hands. The initial cost is your time and the cost in developing a survival program depends on “how prepared” you, your family, neighbor and neighborhood want it to be.
Through the use of web, pdf documents, interactive education and printed data, 911toolbox creates a pilot educational “survival coalition” with FEMA, Red Cross and National Service Corporation, and most importantly, community interactions.
The base elements in the 911toolbox pathway are shown in 12 Modules of the program.
Each drawer of the tool box is age specific and shown as:
DRAWER M1 = ages 1-3 and with the example given:
With approval from National Fire Uh-Ohs nfpa4kids.org
(The Uh-Ohs is a trademark of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). ON. BACK. OFF. ENTER CODE. ENTER.)
SUMMARY: M1 GOAL:
The comic characters face dangerous situations (crossing the street, playground, bicycle, kitchen) and dangers are shown. Yes, the character’s are cute and curious but they are careless. Through the comic scenarios NFPA has created an awareness program that parents and children navigate together in a “Family Environment”
DRAWER M2 = ages 4-7
Visit Ready, Set, Prepare education located at:
Ready Set Prepare
and advanced education presented in “Heros”level 1 for grades 1-2 located at:
"Heros" and summarized below:
SUMMARY: M2 GOAL:
In the Youth Emergency Preparedness Curriculum for Early Elementary School (1st-2nd grades), students will learn about emergencies and how to prepare for them. From fire safety to natural disasters, they will exercise their investigative, creative, and communication skills working both individually and collaboratively.
DRAWER M3 = ages 8-11
with the Ready, Set, Prepare education located at:
Ready Set Prepare! 8-11
with advanced student collaboration shown through:
Hero grade 3-5
Be A Hero Youth Emergency Preparedness
SUMMARY: M3 GOAL:
In the Youth Emergency Preparedness Curriculum for Upper Elementary School (3rd-5th grades), students will work individually and in teams to research emergencies that can impact communities locally and nationally, and apply creativity and literacy skills to demonstrate their understanding of emergency preparedness.
DRAWER M4 = ages 12-14 and advanced HERO education shown at:
Hero grade 6-8
Be a Hero Grades 6-8
SUMMARY: M4 GOAL:
In the Youth Emergency Preparedness Curriculum for Middle School (6th-8th grades), students will develop a graphic novel to show their understanding of emergency preparedness. They'll gain knowledge through research, games, simulations, discussions, debates, and other inquiry-driven activities.
DRAWER M5 = ages 15-18 and advanced HERO education shown at:
Hero grade 9-12:
Hero Grades 9-12
SUMMARY: M5 GOAL:
In the Youth Emergency Preparedness Curriculum for High School (9th-12th grades), students will engage in discussions, multi-media research, surveys, and interviews to develop their own communication campaigns aimed at raising awareness and motivating others to be prepared for emergencies.
SUMMARY: M6 GOAL:
Finally, we try to put it all together with
simply meaning it is better to do it together than alone. Advanced training for ages 19-25 is shown through and interactive program IS-317 or the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program.
CERT Online Training Opportities
CERT training materials and IS-22 "Are You Ready"
IS-22 Are You Ready? Guide
READY FOR DISASTER
As with all sections of 911moves the central theme is dealing with emergencies when basic services and access to necessities are interrupted.
If there is a weather or other large scale disaster affecting our area, we may not have access to ambulance, fire or police services. If phone and electrical services are down we may be on our own to struggle to survive. It’s our responsibility to to be as prepared disasters or crisis as possible. That includes getting some basic supplies and information and community cooperation together before hand.
BOOMERS BE PREPARED
There are millions of Baby Boomers who are now classified as Seniors or will soon be while still active and somewhat unprepared for their new “Golden Years” ahead. We offer suggestions for remaining safe and healthy while surviving some potentially difficult and unsafe situations in your future.
Unforeseen events can create health and other complications.
“Young Seniors” may not realize that they have joined a group labeled “at risk” by medical and other emergency services. EMS providers are trained to expect that while seniors are unique individuals, they have certain qualities, as an age group that make them more susceptible to life threatening breathing, circulation, nervous system and muscular-skeleton injuries and illnesses. For these reasons we hope to help reduce the common obvious but overlooked causes of accidents like fires, falls, and the injuries that come with these situations. Those accidents often follow or are caused by medication complications and side effects. Often Seniors are not following their medication instructions perfectly and sometimes their physical situation changes since that med was chosen. Multiply the seriousness of their predicament if help is not on the way because of a larger disaster somewhere else.
Our goal is your safety and good health through some preventative techniques and methods as well as suggestions for enjoying active independent living. As the world around us becomes more stressful and demanding, we’re constantly working to provide and update our suggestions. We must be aware at all times that services we’ve come to expect and depend on can be interrupted by unexpected major disaster.
These are a few sample topic links:
A. HOME DANGERS
This introduction and 22 minute video on dangers in
your home and literature series at http://safeelders.org/ .
This is an excellent “safety video” for seniors (minimizing risks at home).
Our introduction to the subject of safety with falls and fires features
PDF documents for your library.
B. HEALTHY AGING
We feature webme.com for healthy aging; a guide for preventing
slips, trips and falls at: http://www.webmd.com/healthy-aging/guide/prevent-slips-falls/.
This is your over 50+ reference on how to avoid falls by creating
your safe zones in your home questions concerning your specific needs.
C: HOME SAFETY
Check out these vital videos and brochures available online about Falls and Fires at: http://www.oregon.gov/osp/SFM/pages/commed_sr_program.aspx.
The National Safety Council presents "Slip, trip and falls injuries!"http://www.nsc.org/learn/safety-knowledge/Pages/safety-at-home.aspx.
Best from the facilitators of the “911 Moves” Fire Prevention and Life Safety Education movement.
Request FOR ALL VISITORS;
All educational materials on this site are covered by copyright guidelines.
We respectfully request that if your organization incorporates
them into your community program, you respect the
original organization's copyright guidelines.
All facilitated material has been selected as the most applicable
for your family needs and Community-Based Resiliency Program.
Please contact these various organizations for printed hard copies.
Regards with thanks for developmental comments
to Frank and Glenn.
See contact section for your input.
ArchiveThese are articles from over the past two years.
As we go into the Holiday Season most of us take for granted the many necessities still missing to many in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands and parts of Florida and Texas because of recent hurricane damage.
While hurricanes come and go in the U.S. every year, Florida, Texas were badly hit and damaged but Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands were wrecked.
FAILED RELIEF EFFORTS
For months now, P.R. has been largely without electrical service. Vital services that require power e.g., lights, communication, refrigeration, and many medical services have still not returned to what even in P.R. would be considered bare necessity.
The recent Hurricanes in Texas and Florida reminded us that flooding and wind damage repeatedly hits coastal areas in the U.S. causing relief efforts to be overwhelmed. In Texas many calls to 911 went unanswered to the point of uselessness. Stranded people turned to social media for help. People in flooded areas were able to make contact with local friends and neighbors to get out of their homes.
During the approach of Huricane Harvey in Florida people we know were directed to shelters which were not ready for them. Red Cross and FEMA as well as local emergency agencies were basically MIA. All this in coastal areas where severe storms like this are happening more often as time goes on.
This is where Prepping comes in handy.
With Hurricane Irma aimed directly at Florida, millions of unprepared people are scrambling to make their way out of the danger zone as mandatory evacuations were
RACE TO SURVIVE
Having a getaway plan, having survival food and water with first aid kits and proper clothing all would help but were a rarity among many who made it to shelters just in time. Mostly necessary preparations were last minute.
With hard work the cleanup is under control in Florida and Texas but in the Caribbean, the struggle continues.
With little electrical service 2 months after Hurricane Maria, the blame for slow response and poor conditions continues but what's the best way forward? Sounds like everyone's fresh out of money for the big rebuilding project ahead. Is Puerto Rico the right place to be long term? Just as with coastal areas of mainland U.S.A., the haphazard rebuilding starts immediately. There aren't enough workers to get the job done as quickly as needed. Often the plans are the same as before.
Meanwhile, there are not enough generators for everyone but shipments keep coming in. Cell phone service has been a problem in P.R. Still. So too are clean water issues that cause disease and mosquito problems like dengue, cikungunya, and Zika. There's also the lack of refrigeration and other home necessities like money for just about everything
An important part of the big picture is the question of whether some of these places will ever be as livable as they have been in the past. Are we rebuilding as it always was for the next storm to come along and wreck everything? Do we need to reconsider everything or just go along on the same old rickety program?
Either way, looking at government and aid agencies performance with this last round of hurricanes, everyone needs to consider some alternatives for themselves. Being better prepared from the personal level to FEMA/Homeland Security needs careful ongoing review.
ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT
At all levels thought needs to into working around overwhelmed 911 services by thoroughly educating the public of all aspects of hurricane preparedness. Much of the chaos involved with getting ready for these storms, which happened so closely together, needs to be reduced. Traffic control and shelter preparations need to be upgraded and improved.
The discussion begins about whether we can change the way we're constructing these vulnerable areas. Evacuations and expensive rebuilding need to be done better.
More than likely many people will repeat the process of fleeing or seeking shelter, waiting out the storm and rebuilding. The price eventually gets too high to repeat everything this way.
WARNING FOR ALL
Disasters that wipe out the grid, epidemics or pandemics that can shut down medical and emergency services are possible at any time. We need to be prepared.
Here's some guidance for preparing for Hurricanes:
The essential guide to prepare for hurricane season including hurricane facts, common terms, hurricane kits, safety tips and more.
Have a Network.
We need to protect ourselves and families from dangers to our health and safety. We can’t easily control our personal environment 100% as isolated hermits but we can try our best to work with others, our neighbors, members of organizations we belong to and our 'leaders' to get action.
If our infrastructure is decaying we must protect our communities, ourselves, and our families.
There's work ahead!
Panic In Paradise
Imagine you're one of the lucky tourists from around the world visiting Hawaii for the beautiful beaches and fantastic island scenery for a top notch vacation. Tourists come long distances for a unique World Class respite from the troubles of fast paced life at home.
Last week, January 13th 2018 an official Hawaii State alarm went out for all of Hawaii, that there was an incoming nuclear weapon due to arrive in less than an hour!
There was a second part to the official message that the first message was not a drill. It was to be taken seriously.
You could imagine your disappointment!
At that moment on January 13th, terrible public fear ensued across this isolated island state. It might have caused panic for you and other tourists not knowing the place too well yet.
Most people scrambled, completely unprepared, for shelter from the incoming nuclear weapon. Parents lifted manhole covers and forced their children through the opening to survive the blast and fallout. They weren’t alone. Everywhere it was a madhouse of confused fear.
Just under a month before the nuclear panic, on December 1st 2017 Hawaii did activate a small test of their emergency warning system comprised mostly of antiquated siren systems not developed for this noisier and more crowded world than when they were installed. The test was mostly ignored with little seriousness about how to prepare for incoming nuclear weapons.
From the December 1st warning test till the January 13th when the phone warning was announced there were the threats between Trump and Kim Jong Un traded about the use of buttons to release nuclear holocaust by both leaders with the American president promising he had the larger button.
Within an hour of the message that there was an incoming nuclear weapon about to hit Hawaii there was a new message that the threat of nuclear destruction was a mistake. There was no real threat.
There were apologies and explanations of human technical errors, two separate button mistakes (!) by the same distracted communications expert .
During the panic 40 minutes the television stations apparently went about their usual business of entertainment and were absolutely no calming or informative influence.
Afterwards, the exhausted residents of Hawaii and tourists returned to their lives, their loves and probably large adult refreshments with new disrespect for those involved with this huge fiasco.
More recently Hawaii Governor David Ige explained, now more than a month after big non-event, that he had trouble contacting Hawaii residents and visitors during the panic because he forgot his password to his Twitter account.
You can't make this kind of thing up.
Imagine if it was your big vacation day, or for someone scheduled for heart or emergency surgery. Would the hospital staff hang around for the operation when there was an imminent nuclear blast?
There's 1.45 million Hawaiians plus the sun worshipers that were very dramatically affected by a coming nuclear weapon attack that wasn't real.
Do you write to the Governor of Hawaii and express your disbelief?
Seriously, in the U.S. And around the world we take the chance and consequences of nuclear war and the aftermath pretty much as if it was impossible.
It wouldn't hurt to read up on it a bit because at the very least, accidents happen. Can we trust the fail-safe systems 110%?
There are quite a few reasons for us to be thoughtful about preparing for nuclear war accidents:
The U.S. Air Force has launched an investigation into illicit, off-duty drug use by troops who protect its nuclear weapons, senior service officials said Friday, the latest black eye for a nuclear force that has suffered several scandals in recent years. The Washington Post March 18, 2016
More to come with nuke prep suggestions. Too bad many people won’t take the warnings seriously next time.
UPDATED DISASTER PREPAREDNESS
Multiple worldwide weather events are changing how and why we should become better prepared.
The heart of All-Hazards Preparedness should automatically be in everyone's survival plans.
Until disaster hits home, the normal popular responses I've heard are "That could never happen" or "YOU are just a DISASTER JUNKIE obsessed with being prepared".
As a volunteer firefighter and medical technician with 38 years of service (until an serious accident put an end to that) taught me to "never say never" because....it may happen to us or someone we know.
I am posting this due to the concern for your safety. The theory and attitude "what can you do?", or "things will be what they may be" are unacceptable
to this volunteer.
There's always some level of suffering, heartache, physical and psychological pain, long rehabilitation, and even death, in emergency events. The injury, stress and aftermath of many disasters can cause severe long-term personal damage. I'm stressing the need for you, your friends, and family to become Aware and Prepared for disaster and emergency events.
Yes, what is not being told to everyone "is that the events in the world are changing exponentially (as I write this). Are these normal events"?
Just looking at the above catastrophes you'll see that you need to become Awareness Prepared. Environmental pollution, animals killed, downed power lines, sewer and water contamination.....that is what is in that water and flooded area.
If you are not ready or able to become basic All-Hazards prepared, please review the material here and pass this vital message to others you know. Preparedness is a must. Then, by passing this to at least 3 people, and then those "pay it forward" to another 3 people; we can all save lives. Perhaps it could be you and/or someone you know.
The time is now and basic preparedness can be obtained on this cyber channel http://www.911moves.com. This educational network prepares you with the beginning Awareness Education you MUST have in your portfolio of knowledge.
Preparedness posting is located at: "Phase one of the community awareness program and is brought to you by the creators of http://www.911moves.com .
The automated series is presented at:
Our 911 Tool Box (shown above) features 6 web casts introducing each of the age
appropriate modules. We urge everyone to download the pdf materials while they are available.
Thank you. Your comments on the Phase One are welcomed.
Personal introductions are available upon request".
The next major events are spreading in our oceans. They're silent but DEADLY.
Are Americans Unfit for Survival?
largely because of sedentary living. they're overweight to the point of obesity and large numbers of them are technically obese. These young people are so out of shape that the military feels it would be either too difficult or impossible to work these applicants into shape in any reasonable amount of time.